Bihac, July 17, 2018. Red Cross volunteers provide first aid to a man with an injured foot in a camp for migrants close to the Croatian border. Most people come with injuries sustained by trying to cross the border.
Photo: Nicole Robicheau/IFRC
IFRC in Europe and Central Asia
The IFRC’s European Regional Office works in support of 53 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.
This is Barnabe Looma. He coordinates a team of volunteers who conduct safe and dignified burials in #Mbandaka. As we count down towards the end of #Ebola in #DRCongo, Red Cross teams continue their life-saving work on the ground. pic.twitter.com/P64f07VQF1
— IFRC (@Federation) July 21, 2018
Siska, 53, survived #Ebola but not the stigma of it. “I used to sell second-hand clothes. Nobody wanted to buy anything from me". In #DRCongo, Red Cross volunteers continue to raise awareness about Ebola to help reduce fear and misinformation (📸@giampaz) pic.twitter.com/3SbW0egUBH
— IFRC (@Federation) July 20, 2018
Our policy on staff conduct
World Disasters Report 2016
This World Disasters Report makes the case simply and eloquently for a different approach to humanitarian action, one that strives to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable and at-risk communities. To paraphrase the report: investing in resilience saves lives and money.
“Resilience is about empowering people to help themselves. It is about putting our plans and efforts at the service of their initiatives and their capacities. We must step past the artificial divide between humanitarian action and development, and constantly be there on the side of communities.” – Elhadj As Sy
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